May 2013

  • Nurse Appreciation Week

    Beth Dumbauld

    By Danielle Koons Whether you’re taking nursing classes or enrolled in an online nursing program, or even if you just know someone who is pursing their nursing degree online, we think you’ll appreciate Danielle Koons’ following post dedicated to all nurses for Nurse Appreciation Week. As you may know, National Nurses Week, aka Nurse Appreciation Week, is coming up fast. I can think of no better way to say “Thank You” to nurses all over the world than for us to stay healthy and happy! Or get sick, since that’s how they make money? The history of Nurse Appreciation Week is an interesting one. For instance, did you know that it ends on Florence Nightingale’s birthday? Florence Nightingale is probably the most famous, and ...

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  • Get Your Questions Answered Faster with StraighterLine’s Chat Hours

    Barry Lenson

    In your search for online education, chances are that you’ve been in a situation like this. You just found a great-looking course, but before you enroll, you’ve got some questions to ask . . . When does the course start? What payment options are available? What kind of computer equipment do you need? Will you be able to ask your instructor questions while you’re taking classes? Are there any exams and where can you take them? How can you transfer credits to your regular college or university? Those are important questions, and you need answers to them quickly. That’s why StraighterLine has just expanded its online chat hours, which are now . . . Monday-Friday, 9:00 A.M. – 9:00 P.M., EST Saturday-Sunday, 11:0 ...

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  • Take Online Summer Classes, Get Ahead Faster

    Barry Lenson

    Now that warm weather is here, you’re probably thinking of beaches, mountains, camping, tossing burgers on the barbecue, and all the other activities that make the summer so much fun. But here’s a suggestion for you. While you’re having a good time, why not squeeze in a little time to take some summer courses online? There are some pretty compelling reasons to do it . . . If you’re a high school student who is going to be a senior next year, you can use summer courses to improve your chances of getting into college next year. The right online course can even help you pass AP and CLEP exams and earn valuable credits before you arrive on campus. You can use summer courses to get better prepared for college or high school clas ...

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  • Save Money on College Tip Seven: Brown Bag Your Education

    Beth Dumbauld

    By Beth Dumbaud Today’s post is the seventh  in a series of short tips on how to save money on college. Today’s tip is . . . Brown Bag Your Education Do you want to save money on college and graduate sooner? Here’s a powerfully simple strategy for you: Brown bag your education.  If you are into saving money, you probably know that bringing your lunch to work can save you some serious cash over the course of the year. When you eat out, you’re paying for a whole bunch of unwanted overhead, packaging costs, employee salaries, a soggy pickle spear and a ton of extra calories sandwiched between two slices of bread – and those extras can add up over the course of a year. The same goes for a college education. Taking coll ...

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  • StraighterLine Student of the Month: Donnie Davis

    Barry Lenson

    In September, 2012, a student named Donnie Davis was grappling with the fact that he only needed to complete one three-credit course before he could earn his Bachelor of Business Administration from Strayer University. “I was thinking of CLEPPING it,” he says, meaning that he was about to take one of the CLEP exams to earn the credits he needed to graduate. Then a Dean at Strayer suggested, “Why don’t you think about taking the course you need at StraighterLine?” Up to that point, Davis had not heard of StraighterLine. He was a busy guy, working several jobs, including one as a medical lab technician. How could he find time to complete a course? But he checked out StraighterLine online and enrolled in Western Civilizatio ...

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